Speaking from the Oval Office during a meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in Tuesday, President Trump addressed allegations of spying by the Obama Justice Department on his 2016 presidential campaign.
"As you know, the Congress would like to see documents opened up. A lot of people are saying they had spies in my campaign. If they had spies in my campaign that would be a disgrace to this country," Trump said. "That would be one of the biggest insults anyone has ever seen. That would be very illegal."
"We want to make sure there weren't. I hope there weren't," he continued. "It would make every other political even look like small potatoes."
The president's comments come less than 24-hours after meeting with FBI Director Christopher Wray, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats at the White House. The meeting was scheduled before allegations of spying surfaced over the weekend, but resulted in additional documentation being produced to members of Congress and an expansion of the Inspector General investigation into wrongdoing.
“Based on the meeting with the President, the Department of Justice has asked the Inspector General to expand its current investigation to include any irregularities with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s or the Department of Justice’s tactics concerning the Trump Campaign," White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders released in a statement Monday afternoon. "It was also agreed that White House Chief of Staff Kelly will immediately set up a meeting with the FBI, DOJ, and DNI together with Congressional Leaders to review highly classified and other information they have requested.”